Kate McCarville Adds 200 IM to Her Wave II Qualifications


Women’s 200 IM

  1. Kate McCarville (SPA) – 2:15.09 (Projected seed: 9)
  2. Ella Bathurst (TEAM) – 2:15.64 (Projected seed: 21)

Men’s 200 IM

  1. Tristan Dewitt (ISC) – 2:02.03 (Projected seed: 13)
  2. Spencer Arnou-Rhees (NAAC) – 2:02.43 (Projected seed: 17)

Women’s 50 Free

  1. Missy Cundiff (TRIB) – 25.46 (Projected seed:  46)
  2. Camille Spink (NCAP) – 25.54*  (Projected seed:  26)
  3. Anna Moesch (STAC) – 25.54* (Projected seed: 24)

Men’s 50 Free

  1. Jack Armstong (BATS) – 22.55  (Projected seed: 31)
  2. Eric Anderson (NLSA) – 22.57 (Projected seed: 40)

Women’s 200 Breast

  1. Gracie Weyant (SYS) – 2:31.10  (Projected seed: 2)
  2. Abigail Herscu (LAC) – 2:31.53 (Projected seed: 7)

Men’s 200 Breast

  1. Alec Cullen (UCSB) – 2:14.38  (Projected seed: 5)
  2. Jakob Frick (NCAP) – 2:14.40  (Projected seed: 4)

Women’s 1500 Free

  1. Kristin Cornish (BAD) – 16:42.63 (Projected seed: 2)
  2. Audrey Coffey (HUSK) – 16:49.09 (Projected seed: 7)

Men’s 1500 Free

  1. Joshua Brown (HIGH) – 15:35.94 (Projected seed: 1)
  2. Owen Lloyd (NCS) – 15:36.24 (Projected seed: 7)

Kate McCarville and 16-year-old Camille Spink added events to their Wave II lineup on Monday’s finals session of the U.S. Olympic Trials Wave I.

400 IM champion McCarville took down the 200 IM final with an incredible freestyle finish of 31.36 on the final 50 meters. She posted a new lifetime best by 1.5 seconds, destroying her previous best time from March, to jump from 9th place seed to 1st going into Wave II. Her time of 2:15.09 ranks her 25th among American women this season, .01 ahead of Charlotte Hook.

Ella Bathurst was seeded in the double digits at #21, but she blasted a time of 2:15.64 to claim 2nd place tonight after a strong backstroke leg.

100 free winner Spink tied for 2nd place with 15-year-old Anna Moesch in the 50 free final with a 25.54, earning them both spots in Wave II.

The event was won by Missy Cundiff who added her name to the Wave II qualifiers. Cundiff went into the event seeded 46th with a time of 25.95 and she blasted a 25.46 to claim 1st place. This time ranks her just outside of the top 30 fastest women in the country this season.

On the men’s side, Tristan Dewitt (#13 seed) and Spencer Arnou-Rhees (#17 seed) topped the 200 IM final. Dewitt’s 2:02.03 is the 29th fastest time in the nation this season.

But the biggest surprise came in the men’s 50 free final where #30 seed Jack Armstrong and #40 seed Eric Anderson placed 1-2 and earned second swims in Wave II. Armstrong’s 22.55 and Anderson’s 22.57 rank them just outside the top 30 fastest men in the country this season.

After 4 days of competition, 49 swimmers earned a spot at the Wave II meet next weekend. There were a total of  56 spots, but a few swimmers placed top-2 in multiple events. There was also a tie for 2nd place in the women’s 50 free, meaning three Wave I swimmers will contest the event in Wave II.

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PK Doesn't Like His Long Name
2 years ago

I feel like the projected seeds went a little off the rails here.

2 years ago

Go Kate! Excited to see what she goes on to do next week during Wave 2 and then at Tennessee. Cheering for you

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Annika came into the sport competitively at age eight, following in the footsteps of her twin sister and older brother. The sibling rivalry was further fueled when all three began focusing on distance freestyle, forcing the family to buy two lap counters. Annika is a three-time Futures finalist in the 200 …

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